Dog stabbed in neck in Centerville, man indicted

A Centerville man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly stabbed his family’s dog in the neck during a dispute.

Caleb Baker, 18, was indicted by a grand jury on a felony charge of cruelty to a companion animal, court records show.

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Centerville police responded to Baker’s home in the 200 block of Freyn Drive on Dec. 31 after receiving a report of a family issue at the residence, a court filing read.

“Upon arrival officers located Caleb Baker on top of his father...both subjects were covered in blood,” an affidavit read.  “It was learned the incident started when Caleb stabbed the family dog in the neck, and (his father) intervened to save the dog.”

Baker’s father also was injured and required surgery, court records.

The dog was taken to Dayton Animal Care Center for treatment, however its current condition was not immediately known.

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